Courses

The scientific study of sex and sexuality has been a key mechanism of biopower, central to the shaping of modern societies and their identities, communities, and politics. Through its complex and changing intersections with categories of race, class, gender, criminality, morality, health and illness, it has...
Instructor: Hadley Z. Renkin
Credits: 4.0
This 4-credit course builds upon the foundations from the fall semester “Gender and Migration” course in order to interrogate the premise that the ‘new refugee crisis’ is in any way ‘new’ or a ‘new crisis’. In this special topics course, we will explore and seek to connect a long history of neoliberal development and...
Instructor: Nadia Jones-Gailani
Credits: 4.0
The course aims to introduce students into various approaches to problems of interpretation of literary texts. Starting from an assumption that theory and methods are closely interrelated in literary studies, the course aims to examine this connection working closely with a number of chosen texts. Students are...
Instructor: Jasmina Lukic
Credits: 2.0
Gender based violence is one of the main social forces producing and reproducing gender inequality. Brought to international and national policy agendas by feminist movements it has lately become a core policy issue discussed not just in the framework of gender equality but related to policies on human rights, crime...
Credits: 2.0
The course examines the concept of performativity, one of the important terms in our research of gender and sexuality. The course traces its development in philosophy, its introduction to feminist and queer inquiry, and examines its complicated relationship to the concept of nature: we will look at the development of...
Instructor: Eszter Timár
Credits: 4.0
How societies reproduce life and labor power both reflects and shapes the character of a wide range of social and political institutions, including gender relations.  In the past decade an increasing amount of attention has been devoted to the exploration of various dimensions of this process and this course will...
Instructor: Éva Fodor
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for all graduating MA students. (NB: the workshop will meet March 13-22, 2017 for second year students in 2-year programs. One-year students take TWW in May)This course is a practical workshop designed to help students further their thesis writing in a timely manner, to become aware of potential problems in...
Instructor: Francisca de Haan
Credits: 4.0
Mandatory for all graduating MA students. For 1-year MA students and GEMMA, Matilda defending in September. Takes place: May 8-12. Details TBA)  The main aim of the workshop is to help you in the process of writing your MA thesis. Each student presents a (draft) chapter, together with a (draft) table of contents (ToC...
Instructor: Hyaesin Yoon
Credits: 4.0
The way scientists and scholars study human beings, their culture and society has often been considered to be different from the way other objects of science are studied, be it because of the reflexivity, freedom or the normativity involved in studying human beings. In addition, none of the academic disciplines is...
Instructor: Maria Kronfeldner
Credits: 4.0
Generating ‘traveling concepts’ is an inherent feature of all theories. And in feminist theory, with its intentional, self-reflexive eclecticism, the question of traveling concepts is of particular importance. Producing an interdisciplinary frame of thinking, where traditional modes of knowledge production are put in...
Instructor: Jasmina Lukic
Credits: 2.0
Cross-listed with History Department, CEU. Part of Mandatory “Foundations in Historical Methods and Theories” for Matilda students.This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the field of women’s and gender history and its main concepts, theories and approaches, and to familiarize them...
Instructor: Francisca de Haan
Credits: 2.0

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